Home > Lifestyle > Health and your money > News News All sections in Health and your money » Choosing your Insurance » Disability Insurance » Dread Disease Insurance » FAQs » Gap Insurance » Health and Money News » Medical Schemes » Retirement » Retrenchment Large percentage of ER visits preventable While some medical emergencies do require urgent care, many visits to the ER are for reasons that could have been avoided. Quiz Are you practical? » Ask CyberShrink » Subscribe General Newsletter » Like Health24 on Facebook » For love or the money, what really rules our hearts? The story of money Cost of medicine in South Africa set to skyrocket The annual consumer price inflation (CPI) was 7% in February 2016, up from 6.2% in January 2016, increasing worries that quality healthcare is slipping further and further out of the reach of most South Africans. Doctors fearful of malpractice order unnecessary tests In a survey, 97 percent of ER physicians said they had patients undergo procedures that weren't medically needed. The unseen costs of medical malpractice We all know lawsuits can be both costly and time-consuming for all parties involved. Here are some facts about medical malpractice lawsuits, and the new software that might save the day. Cost of medicine in South Africa set to skyrocket The annual consumer price inflation (CPI) was 7% in February 2016, up from 6.2% in January 2016, increasing worries that quality healthcare is slipping further and further out of the reach of most South Africans. SA cutting down on travel and socialising this Xmas According to a survey, South Africans will be spending more on food and less on travel and socialising this festive season. Gambling – more losers than winners Fancy betting on the horses this November? Have fun, but be warned – the majority of punters lose money, and there will always be more losers than winners. 2015 Budget lacklustre on the health front Healthcare got a rather cursory and perhaps disappointing mention in Wednesday’s Budget speech that looked very like a reiteration of what’s gone before - especially when it came to National Health Insurance. Flat broke, but feel for a party? It happens to everyone, not just you. There you are, just dying to go out, but it's that time of the month - you've messed up your budget and you're flat broke. So what now? Disabled kids less likely to go to school Severely disabled children are less likely to get an education, according to recent statistics. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Quit smoking » How to beat triggers that make you crave a cigarette You need to learn how to beat the behavioural, environmental and emotional triggers if you want to succeed in quitting smoking. Hygiene » Your showerhead may be bathing you in germs You probably think showering will wash away dirt and germs, but your showerhead might dump nasty bacteria on you instead that may cause lung infections.